11/24/2006

UK Schools Bans WiFi Due To Health Concerns

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Parents and teachers are forcing some schools to dismantle wireless computer networks amid fears that they could damage children’s health.
More schools are putting transmitters in classrooms to give pupils wireless access from laptops to the school computer network and the internet.

But many parents and some scientists fear that low levels of microwave radiation emitted by the transmitters could be harmful, causing loss of concentration, headaches, fatigue, memory and behavioural problems and possibly cancer in the long term. Scientific evidence is inconclusive, but some researchers think that children are vulnerable because of their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems.

Source: Times Online

Amazon.com Sells 1000 units of XBox 360 In 29 Sec

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Heavy traffic during a Thanksgiving Day sale disrupted Amazon.coms Web site for about 15 minutes, the company said.

The page-load problems began at about 11 a.m. Thursday, while the online retailer was offering Microsoft Corp.s Xbox 360 video game systems for $100 to the first 1,000 customers. An entry-level Xbox system normally retails for about $300.

“We saw dramatically more traffic than what we anticipated,” Amazon spokesman Craig Berman said Friday.

The Xbox sold out in 29 seconds.

Source: AP

Sony finds defect in Cyber-shot digital cameras

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Sony Corp. said on Friday its Cyber-shot compact digital cameras might not work in warm and humid areas and that it would repair any affected cameras free of charge.

The liquid crystal displays in eight models that went on sale from September 2003 to January 2005 may not show images correctly or the cameras may not be able to take photos at all, Sony said in a statement.

Source: Reuters

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